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Old 02-05-2017, 01:38 AM   #1
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I removed old tiles and behind then is a slab of concrete. Should I remove this and put up backer board or retile over the concrete?


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Post a picture.
What condition is the concrete in now that you have chisled off the old tile?
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Looks kinda nasty but how is it structurally? Now would be the time to install a new/tub/ shower valve. Why is the spout still there? How will you interface to the tiles on the left? Are those staying? Why? Is this a quick temporary up date or are you doing more than just the tub surround?

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It's a work in progress. I decided to remove the mortar. Replacing water supply kit. Where the other tiles are is the back of my tub. I would like to build a thin wall on top of tub at back. Can't figure out what to put along cast iron tub rear top to set wonderboard in. Also would need an up right to ceiling at outer edge. I really don't like the L shaped curtain rod and there is a toilet right behind tub so building a regular rear wall wouldn't work.


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I wouldn't waste my chance of getting the old tub out if I were you.
A new tub with a wall flange on 3 sides will go a long way to help getting the 3rd wall you desire.
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A new tub is a given isn't it? The tub is old and was not protected during demo. I might consider installing a 54" tub instead of a standard 60". Might work so you can build the wall on the left end of the tub. You need to leave min. 15" from center line of the toilet to the wall.

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What about 2x3 studs notched in half from tub to floor?


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Or 2x4 to make it past 45 at corner


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I must add I am renting this house,but owner is 85 and a rent to own is being discussed but she wants to keep tub and resurface


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That will work.

Make sure you apply a nice bead of silicone between bottom row of tiles and the tub. Keep the notched part over the tub, off the tub at least 1/4".

I would use PL on the notched part to the outside of tub connection and they will still be as strong as a full stud.
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That will work.

Make sure you apply a nice bead of silicone between bottom row of tiles and the tub. Keep the notched part over the tub, off the tub at least 1/4".

I would use PL on the notched part to the outside of tub connection and they will still be as strong as a full stud.


What is PL?


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Construction adhesive.
Such as PL Premium.

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That will work.

Make sure you apply a nice bead of silicone between bottom row of tiles and the tub. Keep the notched part over the tub, off the tub at least 1/4".

I would use PL on the notched part to the outside of tub connection and they will still be as strong as a full stud.


Thanks for advice. Keeping wood 1/4 inch above tub. Little stuff like that I overlook


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I would create a "dam" from construction adhesive across the tub rim right at the edge of the 2x4's in case your silicone cracks. This would act as a "ledge" of sorts and stop any water from getting past in the event of caulk failure.
If the caulk fails, you'll probably never know it and water will rot out your new wall.
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